In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Societe Brewing The Swindler

Aroma: “Like a white wine. Some light fruitiness with a hint of Brettanomyces funk. Touch of hay. Very delicate overall with notes of tart apple, wood, tobacco, and a pleasant underlying sourness.”

Flavor: “Bright acidity that heightens the beautiful funk complexity. Funk is less horse stables and more fruit orchard. Really nice sour character—hints of lemon, apple, and ripe peach. A soft grainy malt character adds some body and lingers nicely on the swallow. Faint Brett-like woody/smoke character keeps things in balance.”

Overall: “Light fruit tartness throughout with a pleasant backing grainy malt sweetness. Enough fermentation complexity to keep interest while not overwhelming with wildness. A great beer that is in great balance.”